Louisiana

LOUISIANA OFFICIAL MAPS

Notes:
Maps dated 1951, 1953, 1956, 1960 and 1963 contain only a message stating “Surface types corrected to [date].” This date is used as the attributed year.

The [c.1958] map contains no date whatsoever, but can definitely be placed between 1956 and 1960 by comparing map details. The [c.1966] and [c.1968] maps also contain no date, but can be placed near 1966 and 1968, respectively, by comparing them to commercial maps from the period.

Many maps from 1976 to 2002 can be folded such that one of two panels could be considered the front cover – only one is described here.

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Last updated: 1/21/15 (meg)

Louisiana Maps:
1930; reported by PC (dtd lgnd (Apr 20))
[c.1931]; not dtd; no cvr and printed one side only; unfolded 20 x 20
1934; dtd back side of map (Mar 1); red & blue txt with dwg of st cptl bldg; 4.75 x 8.25
1935; dtd back side of map (Jul 1); otherwise same as 1934, (slightly larger dwg)
1936; reported by PC
1937; reported by PC (red & blue dwg of car on road in front of mansion)
1938; dtd cvr (Mar); bw photo of plantation mansion; 5 x 9.75
1939; dtd cvr (May); otherwise same as 1938
1941; dtd cvr; clr photo “Mississippi River Bridge at Baton Rouge”; 4 x 9
[c.1944]; Same as 1939 exc Davis is governor (his term was 1944-48)
1945; dtd cvr; txt cvr with st seal, “Wartime Edition”; 4 x 9
1947; dtd cvr; bw photo The Dueling Oaks and Suicide Oak” (ci); 4.75 x 9.75
1948; dtd cvr; bw photo of car on hwy with st cptl bldg in distance; 3.75 x 7
1949; dtd cvr; clr dwg of state map; 3.75 x 7.25
1951; dtd llhc of map (Sep 1); blue dwg of st cptl bldg; 4 x 8.75
1953; dtd llhc of map (Jul 1); blue dwg “The Governors Mansion”; 4 x 8.75
1955; dtd llhc of map (Jul 1); red & blue text cvr; 4 x 8.75
1956; dtd llhc of map (Jul 1); blue & green dwg of car and trees; 4 x 8.75
[c.1958]; no date; clr photo of people in motorboat on bayou; 4 x 8.75
1960; dtd lrhc of map (Dec); clr photo of st cptl bldg & bw dwg of pelican; 4 x 8.75
1963; dtd lrhc of map (Jun 1); clr dwg of pink pelican in water; 4 x 8.75
[c.1966]; no date; clr dwgs of magnolia, pelican, fish, & hunter in front of church, st cptl, & ship; 4 x 8.75
[c.1968]; no date; clr photo of trees in swamp; 4.5 x 10
1970; dtd cvr; clr photo of trees along river bank; 4.5 x 10
1971; dtd cvr; clr photo of st cptl bldg behind trees; 4.5 x 10
1972; dtd cvr; clr photo of man hunting at sunrise; 4.5 x 10
1973; dtd cvr; clr photo of divided hwy causeway through swamplands; 4.5 x 10
1974; dtd cvr; clr photo of boats; 4.5 x 10
1975; dtd cvr; clr photo “I-20-Shreveport”; 4.5 x 10
1976; dtd cvr; clr photo “Pass Manchac”; 4.5 x 10
1977; dtd cvr; clr photo “Bogue Chitto River”; 4.5 x 10
1979-80; dtd cvr; clr photo “Toledo Bend”; 4.5 x 10
[c.1980]; same as 1979-80 exc no date
1981; dtd lgnd; clr photo “Acadian Village”; 4.5 x 10
1983; dtd below lgnd; clr photo of sunset over bridge; 4.5 x 10
1984; dtd below lgnd; clr txt cvr “Louisiana / a state of excitement”; 4.5 x 10
1986; dtd below lgnd; collage of clr dwgs (trumpet player, fishermen, crustaceans, etc); 4.5 x 10
1988; dtd below lgnd; collage of clr dwgs (bldg, trolley, cannon, etc.); 4 x 8.75
     [2 known versions: { }, {25 cent price & publishing info on bk cvr}]
1990; dtd lgnd; clr photo “Non-Native Cornflower & Cornpoppy Wildflowers”; 4 x 8.75
      [2 known versions: {}, {Reprints October 1990}]
1991; dtd lgnd (Apr); otherwise same as 1990 A
1991-1992; dtd lgnd; clr photo of divided hwy causeway through swamplands; 4 x 8.75
1992; dtd lgnd (Sep); otherwise same as 1991-1992
1994; dtd lgnd; clr photo of bridge at dusk; 4 x 8.75
      [2 known versions: {Spring}, {Fall}]
1998; dtd lgnd; 4 clr photos of st cptl, Cajun food, accordion, jet skiers; 4 x 8.75
2000; dtd lgnd (Spring); 5 clr photos of violin players, French Quarter, fishermen, etc.; 4 x 8.75
2001; dtd lgnd (Spring); 6 clr photos of musicians; 4 x 8.75
2002; dtd lgnd (Spring); 8 clr photos (swamp, golf course, seafood, etc.); 4 x 8.75
     [2 known versions: {“U.S. 190 – Atchafalaya River” on back}, {“Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial” on back}]
2004; dtd lgnd (Spring); clr photo of crayfish & vegetables; 4 x 8.75
2005; dtd lgnd (Spring); clr photo of cypress swamp on purple background; 4 x 8.75
2007; dtd lgnd (Spring); clr photo of chef Emeril Lagasse holding a fish; 4 x 8.75
2010; dtd lgnd (Spring); clr photo of Louisiana state capitol building; 4 x 8.75

Louisiana Department of Commerce and Industry Maps:
1939; dtd Gousha code (M); clr dwg of pelican with fish; 4 x 9
     [2 known versions: {Earl K. Long Gov.}, {Same H. Jones Gov. sticker over Long}]

Louisiana Travel Maps:
2006; dtd cvr; clr dwg of man holding fish (Travel Map with ads); 7.25 x 9.75